Interview: Alex Rasmussen and Michael Mørkøv

Alex Rasmussen and Michael Mørkøv

Alex Rasmussen and Michael Mørkøv (Image credit: Gerry McManus)

Danish Madison pair Alex Rasmussen and Michael Mørkøv have scored some of their best results this season, and look to be on track for a good result not only in the Manchester World Championships, but the Olympic Games in Beijing as well. Cyclingnews' Katharina Schulz caught up with the pair after their triumphant victory in the Madison at the Copenhagen World Cup.

When Danish cycling veteran Henrik "Rico" Elmgreen, organiser of the Copenhagen six day race, was asked to describe this year's pair number seven's qualities, he waxed lyrical. "Among Danes, they are hors categorie – in a class of their own," he described the top home town pair. "They simply are the answer to the kind of pair number seven that every Danish six day race is so desperately in need of."

The pair lived up to the honour, taking a closely fought second place overall to World Champions Franco Marvulli and Bruno Risi at the Copenhagen six day. Both halves of the pair in question are enthusiastic about the combination, too. "It was my biggest childhood dream to be able to wear the legendary number seven jersey. I have been hooked ever since I saw Jens Veggerby and Jimmi Madsen race when I was ten years old," Mørkøv said.

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